Join Us At Gartmore House For Our Vocal Lessons

available dates :

January - August 2022

January - August 2023

“I wanted to develop my singing skills. While I was searching for vocal lessons near me, I came across Gartmore House’s singing retreats. Between the quirky property and beautiful scenery, I was hooked. Now I can’t wait to be back!”

About The Course

Vocal lessons are a must for anyone who wants to improve their singing, but what if you could get away from it all and dedicate a whole week to flexing your vocal chords?

Gartmore House offers the chance to do just that. Combine your vocal lessons with a holiday in the heart of rural Scotland. It’s the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge away from life’s usual stresses, so, let us take care of everything.

Join us at Gartmore House for a 5-night singing holiday in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It’s the perfect combination for your vocal lessons!
Hannah Howie, our professional singing tutor, works with all types of singer from any background with any skill set and experience – you do not even need to read music. Come and explore the capacity you have to communicate effectively and learn how to use your voice with colour, control and confidence.

Grow your confidence! Learn all about breathing techniques, the do’s and don’ts of vocal health, solo singing, group harmony and counterpoint work and more!

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:


Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition from Hannah Howie.


All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.


Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

Here's what a previous participant has to say about this course:

“Hannah is an excellent teacher. She has a fantastic knowledge of vocal technique, has helped me improve my voice greatly and learn about different singing skills. Every lesson is extremely fun, and she is very dedicated to helping me get the best out of my voice. I would recommend her to anyone thinking of taking singing lessons!” – John Fullerton, Happy Voices student

Booking Information

DATES 2023
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

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  • Terms of Booking

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

More Reviews...

Happy voices have helped my confidence so much. It’s been such a pleasure working with Hannah

Kate Hart

Happy Voices student

Hannah has taught me a huge variety of techniques, explains thoroughly what’s happening to the anatomy of the muscles whilst you are singing which has helped me in so many ways. It is also great to be given warm ups specifically for your voice. Cannot recommend Hannah enough!

Amy Espie

Happy Voices student

Please note: The above reviews come from past workshops and courses run by the tutor out with Gartmore House.

Your Course Tutor: Hannah Howie

Hannah was born and raised in Scotland, beginning her musical life very young as a scholar at Fettes College for voice, violin and piano. She then studied Psychology at Durham University, trained with Scottish Opera, and then at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating with distinction in her Masters. She has since worked in Scottish theatre ranging from Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Citz in Glasgow and The Traverse in Edinburgh all whilst founding her own singing school “Happy Voices”.

She often tours the globe performing her own shows on cruise ships and venues outside of Scotland, but all whilst sharing a little bit of home with her whenever she goes! Her show ‘Caledonia Dreaming’ celebrates Scottish culture and music for an international audience complete with ceilidhs and sing-a-longs, all with a dram in hand, of course! In her spare time, Hannah writes her own songs, enjoys the outdoors, travels the world, all whilst enjoying quality time with family and friends.

For more information about Hannah please visit his website.


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Where can I find out more about the course?

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.

What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage. However, should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To secure your booking, a non-refundable £100 per person deposit is required. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For holidays booked within 6 weeks of the  arrival date, full payment is required at time of booking.

Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued.

If you cancel a booking, your £100 deposit is non-refundable. The rest of your payment will be refunded if you cancel no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 9:15am (5 and 6-night holidays) or 4pm (2-night holidays) on the day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.

Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of vocal lessons.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991